Origin of exaggeration
Related Words for exaggerationfalsehood, excess, fantasy, untruth, baloney, misjudgment, misrepresentation, fabrication, hyperbole, caricature, fancy, pretension, aggrandizement, coloring, boasting, stretch, magnification, romance, emphasis, embroidery
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Contemporary Examples of exaggeration
And this big box that encloses him is only an exaggeration of his regular nerd-dandy clothes.The Stacks: Pauline Kael's Talking Heads Obsession
November 22, 2014
No exaggeration, Ronaldo is one of the two best footballers in the world.Why It’s Still OK to Hate Sexy Bastard Cristiano Ronaldo After He Saved Team USA
June 26, 2014
Exaggeration and hyperbole are constant campaign companions, as useful and expected as hammers and saws on a construction site.When Campaign Spin Becomes Fact
March 21, 2014
It is no exaggeration to say that the way society deals with drugs is shifting more quickly than ever before.When Drugs Were Legal: The Anti-Opium Campaign
March 8, 2014
Wolf is about the American Dream gone haywire, so exaggeration is the name of the game.From ‘American Hustle’ to ‘Saving Mr. Banks,’ Why Is Hollywood Hooked On Embellishing the Truth?
Marina Watts, Marlow Stern
January 8, 2014
Historical Examples of exaggeration
I do not suppose, my dear, that you intentionally told an untruth; it was an exaggeration.Quaint Courtships
All this was excessively irritating, and needed no exaggeration from abroad.
There is much to relieve the remark of Mayor Otis from exaggeration.
I tried to be conservative in my description, because I did not wish to be accused of exaggeration.The Forest
Stewart Edward White
Indeed, she had to fight against the tendency to exaggeration.A Spirit in Prison
1560s, from Latin exaggerationem (nominative exaggeratio), noun of action from past participle stem of exaggerare (see exaggerate).